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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:42 PM

Republicans to Back 'The Interview' if it Gets to Theaters

Source: Associated Press

Republicans to Back 'The Interview' if it Gets to Theaters
World | Associated Press | Updated: December 21, 2014 06:05 IST

Washington: The Republican Party is calling on supporters to buy a ticket to the "The Interview" if theater owners reverse their decision not to show the film amid threats of retaliation for its comedic take on assassinating North Korea's leader.

Republican Party chairman, Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus), says in a letter to theater chain executives that he's concerned that a foreign regime would be allowed to dictate the movies Americans can and cannot watch.

Noting that Hollywood and the Republican Party have had their differences, Priebus says the situation with "The Interview" is about freedom and free enterprise.

Priebus says he will ask Republican supporters to buy tickets "to show North Korea we cannot be bullied into giving up our freedom," and suggests part of the proceeds go to military charities.




Read more: http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/republicans-to-back-the-interview-if-it-gets-to-theaters-637583?curl=1419124209



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Reply Republicans to Back 'The Interview' if it Gets to Theaters (Original post)
Judi Lynn Dec 2014 OP
DonViejo Dec 2014 #1
khankiso Dec 2014 #2
PatrynXX Dec 2014 #4
marshall Dec 2014 #17
rocktivity Dec 2014 #3
davidthegnome Dec 2014 #5
BlueEye Dec 2014 #19
forthemiddle Dec 2014 #21
ChazII Dec 2014 #27
LiberalLovinLug Dec 2014 #24
Cryptoad Dec 2014 #6
jtuck004 Dec 2014 #7
riversedge Dec 2014 #8
MiniMe Dec 2014 #9
PeteSelman Dec 2014 #10
Fred Sanders Dec 2014 #11
razorman Dec 2014 #12
NBachers Dec 2014 #13
hughee99 Dec 2014 #14
daleo Dec 2014 #18
belzabubba333 Dec 2014 #23
ellenrr Dec 2014 #15
LiberalElite Dec 2014 #20
DeSwiss Dec 2014 #16
belzabubba333 Dec 2014 #22
Psephos Dec 2014 #25
belzabubba333 Dec 2014 #26
underpants Dec 2014 #28
Calista241 Dec 2014 #29

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 09:54 PM

1. It's a GOP scam...


The Right-Wing Billionaire Who Bowed to North Korea over ‘The Interview

He may own some tough-talking, hard-right media outlets. But when a movie controversy crested, Philip Anschutz’s Regal Cinemas caved.


When the top movie-theater chains in the United States dropped Seth Rogen and James Franco’s Kim Jong Un assassination comedy The Interview—ostensibly over fear of terrorist attacks against their theaters—Regal Cinemas was the greatest loss.

Regal Entertainment Group is the biggest and most geographically diverse theater company in the country. It operates over 7,000 screens all over America. Industry sources with knowledge of the situation tell The Daily Beast that Regal and AMC Theatres were the “”first dominos to fall” in the top-five theater circuits, essentially sealing the fate of The Interview.

“Due to the wavering support of the film The Interview by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres,” Regal announced in their statement.

Regal’s move brings back into the public view a right-wing media baron who would rather be elsewhere. The chain’s biggest owner is a secretive deeply conservative billionaire and devout Christian who is, according to The New Yorker, “the man who owns L.A.”

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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/19/the-right-wing-billionaire-who-bowed-to-north-korea-over-the-interview.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:17 PM

2. why

why would I go see a movie that I'm pretty sure I will not like. It just doesn't sound all that good and the two actors in it are not funny just annoying.

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Response to khankiso (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:31 PM

4. I must say I'd rather see a comedy on christmas compared to a horror movie

Black Christmas came out on Christmas day. What else are you releasing on christmas day that nobody's gonna watch. (oh gosh I hope this doesn't get hidden ) my track record this week is god awful . Bah humbug they go.

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Response to PatrynXX (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 09:46 AM

17. Chances are no Christian radicals will threaten that movie

it is certainly a safe choice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:24 PM

3. I thought the movie already WAS a comedy...

Of course, if the movie were about Bush, they'd be screaming "Traitors!", while if the movie were about Obama, they'd be screaming "Right To Free Speech!"


rocktivity

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:33 PM

5. Hmm.

It's just possible that this is something that the left and right might generally agree on. Frankly, I'd go see the movie because the idea that we can actually be scared into not showing it pisses me off a bit. The fact that they decided to delay the movie pisses me off even more. This is supposed to be the home of the brave. This is a dangerous game that the North Koreans are playing - and I know I can't be the only one getting sick of it.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:05 PM

19. Didn't President Obama say in his year-end remarks the other day that he hopes Sony can find a way

to distribute the film? I am 100% in agreement with that. The President even went so far as to say this was "censorship" by a foreign government:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/12/19/sony-the-interview-hackers-gop/20635449/

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Response to BlueEye (Reply #19)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:59 PM

21. I am reposting this from another thread

On CNN this morning, the CEO of Sony said that he would love to set up a private screening of the movie with the President.
I think there could be no better visual than the POTUS sitting in the White House screening room watching this movie.

Regardless of the stupidity of the film, or the stupidity of making it in the first place, this is an issue that has gone far beyond that! This is the time for President Obama to stand up for the USA (as has many times before) and say to the World, we will not condone terrorist threats, we will stand up to them!

If we, as a Country, do not stand behind expression of art now, we will have every terrorist group in the world threatening over movies, books, news reports, etc.....

We stood behind Solomon Rushdie in the past, we stood up for the those that wanted to publish Muslim cartoons, we must stand up again, and the President is in the perfect spot to do it.

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Response to forthemiddle (Reply #21)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:58 PM

27. Your post deserves a recommend

for its common sense. Thank you forthemiddle.

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Response to davidthegnome (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:16 PM

24. It would be a great statement especially this time of year

For every Senator, Congressperson, and the President come out together and make a joint challenge to Sony and these theater chains to not bow to fear. It would also be an opportunity to just stop with the childish partisanship for one freakin moment, and show Americans that those in Washington actually can come together for at least one thing.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:52 PM

6. ,,, and they told us

Republicans were the only "Real " Americans !

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:53 PM

7. North Koreans are threatening theater goers. Republicans encouraging each other to buy tickets.

 


Once I read "Ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee."

John Donne lived in a time when the Catholic Church sold indulgences like snow cones, and upon realizing the cancer at its core (the bank) the devout and humble Martin Luther realized that expecting salvation from people who cared more about money than they did about the people was a fool's errand, and he went another direction.

I have come to the conclusion, after much life, that if John Donne had lived today, the next line might have been "Or, perhaps it is the telephone, with good news".

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:10 PM

8. I think Reince Priebus should be the first one into the

theater-surrounded by his tea party friends.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:13 PM

9. You notice that he is encouraging them to buy tickets

Not saying that they should go see the movie. I wonder how much stock he has in Sony?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:21 PM

10. I was looking forward to seeing it on Xmas.

I actually agree with Mr. Penis on this one.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:37 PM

11. This is about Sony and Regal Entertsinment being extorted and paying the ransom to keep secrets. This

is a criminal act against a corporation, computer hacking that happens everyday to corporations like Sony, Target, credit card companies, etc., that refuse to pay the cost of cyber security, and only the American corporate media can turn into a national security issue and have the ever gullible folks believe that.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:38 AM

12. I understand the desire to tell North Korea to kiss my ass.

But, I'm worried that the movie will simply suck, and I will have wasted my money.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:11 AM

13. Operation American Spring to the Theatre

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:32 AM

14. Well, with a couple of wars winding down, those defense contractors are looking toward the future.

Sure, it's a real long shot, but anything they can do to agitate for the next war serves it's purpose.

I think Sony should dump the move out on the internet for free (it looked like a turd anyway) and claim that since their security was pretty lax anyway, someone must have hacked it and stolen the move.

Personally, I think the real fear Sony might have is having Hollywood "players" find out what studio execs say about them in their "private" emails.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 11:57 AM

18. Good point

There is probably a lot of embarrassing stuff that has been hacked. There could even be evidence of collusion among the big studios - anti-competitive measures, that sort of thing. At its base, this will be about money, not free speech.

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Response to hughee99 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:53 PM

23. certainly that is what the "cave" was all about

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:15 AM

15. I heard it was a terrible movie. Let the repubs watch it. what an idiot way to express dissent. nt

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Response to ellenrr (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:11 PM

20. Yeh. THEY'LL show

NK - they'll pay good money to see a bad movie. Joke's on them.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:51 AM

16. So the Republicans back a movie......

 

...whose main premise is about the assassination of a country's leader that they hate with every fiber of their being? Projecting much?

And this surprises?

- Meh, this movie's better:



K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:51 PM

22. a movie about assasination is sooooo hillarious - hey seth how bout a light-hearted spoof of jfk

 

being gunned down in dallas - or one about dr mlk being gunned down that ought to draw in the right in droves

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Response to belzabubba333 (Reply #22)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:51 PM

25. Peeps here seemed to like the idea of that Bush assassination flick a few years ago.

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Response to Psephos (Reply #25)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 03:53 PM

26. yup i remember - .................... nt

 

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 04:05 PM

28. Spending your money to for profit as protest - sounds like that Chic Fella thing

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 06:37 PM

29. This could be the best movie marketing campaign of all time.

I don't know anyone who isn't going to see this movie if / when it comes out.

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